The aesthetic treatments predicted to be big in 2023

From non-invasive body toning to new injectable techniques, the array of aesthetic treatments on offer is wider than ever. As such, 2023 and beyond are sure to bring clinicians plenty of opportunities to provide the most exciting and innovative treatments to their discerning clientele. 

1. Wellness aesthetics
“Wellness is set to become a huge part of aesthetics and beauty over the next few years," predicts Claire Williams, chief executive of WOW Facial. What that means is that while the demand for safe and effective treatments will remain, customers will also look for treatments or clinics that offer further-reaching results for their mental and spiritual well-being. Whether that’s high-tech facials with a side of hypnotherapy, non-invasive body treatments that include energy healing or cosmetic doctors collaborating with wellbeing experts in their clinic, the aesthetics industry will focus on feeling (and looking) good.

2. Injectable polynucleotides
While 2022 was the year for Profhilo, the injectables set to be a conversation starter this year are polynucleotides. “I've been using injectable polynucleotides for some time now... and believe these will eventually become the injectable bio stimulator of choice,” says Dr Dev Patel, the founder of Perfect Skin Solutions. “Essentially [they are] tiny chains of code which can trigger collagen production, increased hydration and a powerful anti-inflammatory effect to name just a few things. They are approved for a diverse list of concerns and injectable administration, allowing for greater depth of penetration. I use these for both skin and hair rejuvenation.”

3. Post-childbirth treatments
In 2023, treatments designed to improve feminine health, including post-childbirth, are set to become more accessible and discussed, overcoming the taboo still surrounding the topic. That includes aesthetic solutions for vaginal dryness, pelvic floor health and skin laxity, such as the Empower RF multi-functional system. Celebrities have also been publicising their positive experiences with stomach-tightening treatments after having children, such as Kim Kardashian’s glowing review of Morpheus 8 and Eva Longoria’s recommendation of InMode EvolveX Transform.

4. Energy-based devices
“I believe energy-based devices (EBDs) will steal the thunder in 2023," reveals Dr Patel. "In the last 12 months alone, my clinic has invested in six new energy-based devices - and I have my eyes on at least six more! Three of the names I have in my clinic right now, which I believe will become global names over the next 12 months, are Sofwave, Emerald laser and EvolveX from InMode, the makers of Morpheus8.” These machines with their various attachments can be used on the face and body to non-invasively treat the skin, including targeting wrinkles and body skin laxity.

5. Corrective clinics
There are always risks to aesthetic treatments, although the impact of botched results and complications has become more publicised as the industry seeks greater regulation. So, it’s not surprising that some practitioners have pivoted their clinics to focus almost exclusively on corrective procedures. Others are investing in complementary treatments that limit the risks, such as Dawn Attewell Aesthetics’ newly installed Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber at Therapy House. The chamber helps skin damaged by a loss of blood flow to heal faster; preventing further skin death when complications such as vascular occlusion have occurred.